Virtual Events

While Ridley College’s campus is currently closed to all visitors, the Admissions Office looks forward to providing you with a personalized and interactive virtual tour at your convenience. Please contact to schedule a virtual tour or information session with a member of our team. 

Throughout the 2020-21 school year, we will be hosting virtual open houses for both Upper and Lower School prospective families, and participating in many virtual fairs and events. Whether you live locally, elsewhere in Canada, or on the other side the world, we look forward to connecting with you!

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Open House Events

Want to learn more about Ridley College? Join us at our Virtual Open House Events, designed to provide you with important information about our school. Whether you're looking for answers to questions on boarding, athletics or our outstanding IB programme, these sessions will be your essential introduction to Ridley. Then, following the event, learn from the Tigers who live it: comprised of diverse students from across the globe, our student panels will be happy to share their experiences with you and your family.
Why come to a Virtual Open House? 

From the comfort and convenience of their own home, interested families will be able to:

  • Speak with students, faculty, and staff about our programmes;
  • Delve into specific topics related to day-to-day life on campus;
  • Hear from student panels, who will speak about their individual experience at Ridley;
  • Have your questions answered about our boarding programme—and boarding generally!
  • Learn how Ridley prepares students for the world's top universities; and
  • Understand our commitment to nurturing the whole child—we focus on students' physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing, and engender in each one a lifelong love of learning.


January 14, 2020
• 7:00a.m. EST

This is Ridley!
*Japanese translation
Panel will take place during the event.

January 21, 2020
• 7:00p.m. EST

Tuition Assistance at Ridley College
*For students with Canadian or American citizenship or PR status

Panel will take place during the event.

January 28, 2021  
• 7:00p.m. EST

Guidance & University Placement January 30, 2021
• 10:00a.m. EST

February 4, 2021
• 7:00p.m. EST

This is Ridley
Panel will take place during the event.

February 10, 2021
• 5:30-6:30p.m. EST

JK-Grade 3 Virtual Family Reading Evening

February 10, 2021
• 7:00-8:00p.m. EST

Grades 4-8 Virtual Family Reading Evening

February 17, 2021
• 7:00p.m. EST

Grade 9 Information Session for Prospective Students Panel will take place during the event.

February 25, 2021
• 7:00p.m. EST

International Baccalaureate Programme February 27, 2021 
• 10:00a.m.

April 7, 2021
• 7:30p.m. EST

Ridley Rowing Information Evening

April 29, 2021 
• 7:00p.m. EST

Co-Curricular Activities
"I could not imagine a better school for our children or for us as a family." — Jo Hanna, President of the Ridley College Family Guild 

Virtual Fairs

Learn more about Ridley College—wherever you are! Throughout the year, members of our Admissions team will be attending numerous Virtual Fairs and Events. They'll be happy to meet with you, share what makes Ridley a world leader in education and answer any questions you may have about our school. Have questions about an upcoming event? Reach out and contact our team!


January 13, 2021
5:00-9:00a.m. EDT

CAIS Boarding School Fair: North Asia

January 20, 2021
4:00-8:00p.m. EDT

CAIS Boarding School Fair: South America

January 27, 2021
6:00-10:00a.m. EDT

CAIS Boarding School Fair: South Asia

February 6, 2021

Africa Student Education Fair (ASEF): Uganda Julie Cameron
February 23-25, 2021

ICEF Virtual Secondary Education

Anna Parkhomenko
Jenna Cameron
Ricarda Romain

April 29, 2021
• 12:00-1:00p.m. EST

IECA Lunch with Schools

May 11-13, 2021

ICEF Virtual Americas

June 6-8, 2021

IECA Spring Conference
P.O. Box 3013, 2 Ridley Road St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7C3 Canada 905 684 1889
With more than 700 students from 60 countries, the largest boarding programme in Ontario and the third largest in Canada, Ridley College is a truly international, co-educational, day and boarding school of the world that prepares students for the world. It has provided enriching learning and life-shaping experiences focused on the arts, academics, and athletics since 1889. Ridley’s Lower School offers JK-Grade 8, its Upper School consists of Grade 9-PG, and Ridley graduates attend some of the top universities and colleges around the world. Ridley is the only   co-ed independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.